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Mapmaking: The Art Of The Personal Atlas

Workshop ID: G14A811C
Dates: July 28, 2014 - August 3, 2014 Price: $405.00

mapmakingExplore the world of maps as art. Learn to create maps based on personal journeys using mixed media such as collage, painting, drawing, and text. The materials and techniques we will use in the course include various collage approaches, multiple ways of painting and drawing, mixed media, and both newly-written and aged/found texts. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to organize and bind your maps into a unique and individualized handmade atlas/book to take home.

The Creative Arts Festival values our individual artistic genres, understanding that we are a part of a larger arts community, that there are correspondences between poetry and painting, between collage and theater, between the image and the word. Special evening sessions will bring us together to experience and converse about the various forms we are all creating and to cross pollinate our ideas and discoveries.



Guillermo Delgado is a visual artist living in the Chicagoland area and has taught several courses at Ghost Ranch for the past five years. He has spent the last seventeen years creating art professionally. Guillermo shares his passion for art with children, adults, and educators wherever he goes, engaging them in the creation of their own visual art, as well as helping to construct curricula that infuse art into the academic experience. His art has been published by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Reader, Archdiocese of Chicago, Crain’s Chicago Business, and Chilean art magazine Arte Allimite. Exhibition of his art includes venues such as the National Museum of Mexican Art, Museum of Science and Industry, The School of the Art Institute’s Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago History Museum, Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston IL, Garrett Evangelical School of Northwestern University, Heard Museum in Phoenix, Mexican Museum in San Francisco, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Elmhurst College. Guillermo was recently awarded a Ragdale Foundation artist residency through the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, see

For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at either 505.685.1001 or 505.685.685.1017 Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. (MST).

Two ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to:
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. MST.